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Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) 2017-2018 Report

Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) 2017-2018 Report

Background Together Duke, the university’s 2017 strategic plan, includes a goal to provide a transformative educational experience for all students and sets forth increased opportunities for graduate and professional school students to prepare for a wide array of career options. Duke’s Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) program supports doctoral and master’s students to stretch […]

Duke Students Investigate Barriers to Sanitation Access in Lowndes County, Alabama

Duke Students Investigate Barriers to Sanitation Access in Lowndes County, Alabama

Duke University graduate students Emily Meza (M.E.M.), Katy Hansen (Ph.D., Environmental Policy), and Ryan Juskus (Ph.D., Religion) sought to contribute to a community-based research partnership between the Duke Human Rights Center and the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise to improve wastewater treatment in Lowndes County, Alabama. Guided by their faculty sponsors Erika Weinthal and Elizabeth […]

Molecular Modeling Techniques Aid Exploration of Environmental Contamination

Molecular Modeling Techniques Aid Exploration of Environmental Contamination

As a Ph.D. student in Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health, Kirsten Overdahl is exploring the occurrences and biological effects of emerging environmental contaminants in indoor environments. To further her dissertation research, she sought to purchase software to implement machine learning-based molecular modeling to predict chemical behaviors. Overdahl was among 18 Duke University students who received Graduate […]

Graduate Student Network Imagines a World with Sustainable Energy for All

Graduate Student Network Imagines a World with Sustainable Energy for All

The Global Energy Access Network (GLEAN) is an interdisciplinary group of more than 50 Duke graduate and professional students who aim to advance sustainable solutions to address the world’s energy access challenges. Housed at the Duke University Energy Initiative, GLEAN received a Duke Support for Interdisciplinary Graduate Networks (D-SIGN) grant in 2016-17 and a follow-on […]